Healthy Huevos Rancheros

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Well, it’s been awhile since we shared our latest kitchen creations but we’re back and better than ever. I suppose we have an excuse with a move across the country, a wedding, a baby and new jobs between the two of us. We have lots of recipes to share that we’ve been cooking up over the past few years. Let’s kick it off with some healthy huevos rancheros!

This started as a breakfast experiment when I was craving huevos rancheros but was too lazy leave the apartment to either find it at a restaurant or to go get the proper ingredients. Instead, I used what I had on hand which was probably for the better given it turned out to be a healthier version of the classic.

Ingredients (makes 1 portion):

  • 1 corn tortilla
  • Trader Joe’s Fat Free Spicy Black Bean Dip (see image below, though I’m sure you could use something similar from another brand). Will need enough to spread on top of the tortilla.
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 Tbs. shredded lite mexican cheese blend
  • cilantro (for garnish)
  • hot sauce (for garnish)
  • non-stick spray
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Black Bean Dip

First, pre-heat to oven to 400 degrees. While it’s heating up, spray a small cast-iron skillet with non-stick spray. You could probably use a regular pan but the cast-iron keeps the food sizzling hot while you eat it. Place a corn tortilla flat in the pan and spread the black bean dip on top of the tortilla. Sprinkle the cheese on top and stick in the oven until cheese just starts to melt (about 3 minutes).

Remove the pan from the oven (careful – it’s very hot!) and crack the egg into the center of the pan. Place back into the oven until eggs sets (about 5 minutes) and remove again. Garnish with avocado, cilantro and hot sauce then it’s ready to eat. Bon Appetit! Or should I say, disfruta!

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Healthy Huevos Rancheros

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